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So Tragic: Neck Cracking

Posted by helen on June 6, 2015

I just noticed some of my dolls now have splits or cracks in their necks. These dolls have the bodies with the year 1966 stamped at the lower back. I bought them new and have not played or displayed them, but they just aged & damaged as time goes by.

So far I have found about 5  or 6 of them.  I need to take a look at the dolls with Shani 1991 body

This is something I didn’t know before, I’ll certainly be very careful with my future purchases.

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Happy June

Posted by helen on June 1, 2015

“Classic Evening Gown” arrives, nothing is so classic about her. she is more a part of the “Pop Culture”, the design is inspired by Reem Acra 2013 Fall Collection.

Many collectors do not like the back of this “Classic Gown”:

I m guessing the plain back might have saved a couple of cents on the production cost?   a little pc of  floral lace  does not cost one penny more than the plain tulle.

This is my easy solution:

Today marks the beginning of June, here comes my wallpaper (Screen Resolution 1280×800)


Have a great Month!


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“Classic Evening Gown”

Posted by helen on May 27, 2015

not what you expected, this is my AA version.

I did order the Platinum “Classic Evening Gown”,  I have no idea when she will come, BC uses the slowest shipping method, it would not surprise me if she travels 10 days or longer to get here. I made this one last weekend.  I love her Goddess face much better…

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Go Red For Mommy

Posted by helen on May 10, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day! Miss Boucle Goes Red to Honor Mom —I spent all weekend to give her a fresh look!

She was defective, this is how she came to me: one broken eyebrow, 2 beauty marks, pointy eyeliners, and angled eye shadows…

there has been a lot of talk about this doll’s quality issues, Mattel ignores the problems but tries to make people believe that’s how she was designed and ask you to love her just the way she is… lame excuses…

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Spring of Sorrow

Posted by helen on May 7, 2015

Perhaps I am a pessimist, for it is spring, not autumn,  that makes me sad…

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The good news is this girl has found herself a happier home…

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Happy May!

Posted by helen on May 2, 2015

Time flies by so Fast. We are in May.

Boucle Beauty Barbie has been the talk of the town because of her Quality issues.

After reading all the comments online, I decided that I need to order one, only found she is out of stock.  but she will be my May Girl.

If you also like her to be your May girl, here is a Free desktop calendar for you:

Screen Resolution: 1280×800 (You may resize it to fit your screen, or message me to do it for you.)

Click on the image below for enlargement ( wide screen 1280×800):

She is not in Paris, but strolling down the 5th Ave., NYC.  (noticed? she does not have a handbag! Mattel robbed it)

Barbie Collector offers free monthly Calendar, too, check it out:

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Posted by helen on April 28, 2015

 Remember? these Frozen dolls !  Again,  I missed the “Doll of the Year” —Disney’s special edition, limited to 500 units worldwide “Wedding Day Cinderella 17″ Doll”.  She’s sculpted in the likeness of the Actress Lily James, who played the title role in the new Live Action Movie “Cinderella”. the doll was officially priced at $500 and released on Friday, March  13, 2015.  Before she went on sale, I read comments from many upset Disney collectors “why is she $500? why does she have to be so expensive?”

why is she $500? as she is a collectible item, the price is based on “customers’ value”, not its production cost,  that is—Disney believed there would be more than 500 customers who value her as a $500 doll and  pay $500 for her, so $500 is her price.

Of Course Disney was right. On the next day, her price soared to $2000 on eBay,  Sellers can  still sell her for more than $1,700 if they are lucky. 


Limited Edition Cinderella Wedding Doll

I don’t think I’d pay $500 or $1999  for a doll with such a big bobbing head.  The world is full of better things—Here comes my $24.99 “Wedding Day” Cinderella  by Mattel,   she is prettier,  I enjoy  her more:

I have the “Royal Ball” Cinderella, too:



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wide face & broad forehead

Posted by helen on April 21, 2015

The heads of Silkstone dolls are getting bigger & bigger, their foreheads are getting so wide,  wider than “Broadway”.

A comparison photo:

Principessa’s  forehead makes me want to sell her off…  then, I saw a picture of the new doll “Boucle Beauty”,  she is even worse than Principessa.   oh, that Triangular Face!  I give her a Red Card b/c of her “Triangle Offense”

The differences:






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Cherry Pie Picnic—what if she were Steffie

Posted by helen on April 7, 2015

Cherry Pie Picnic, the doll that released on April Fools’ Day was supposed to be a Barbie Collector’s direct Exclusive, production number 4,700.  A week later, it all changed, production number is 6,400, Amazon is also distributing it(with free shipping)–although  BC’s “what’s new” page still marks it as “exclusive”

I guess 6,400 is a large number for BC to handle,  Amazon’s help is highly appreciated.  Now things get interesting. I will be watching it to see how it ends…. Maybe I should buy one right now. but I am not a great fan of her.

well, what if this doll used Steffie face mold? I probably would like her better.  what do you think?


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The Faces

Posted by helen on April 6, 2015

I sorted through some of my Silkstone dolls yesterday afternoon, I think these faces are my  favorites at this moment:



Joan Halloway



Gala Gown

valentine's day peplum dress

Stunning in the spotlights



Gal on the Go

Ravishing in Rouge

Lingerie 6

little bubble dress


happy halloween boater Silsktone Barbie

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